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28 October 2019 - NW686

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) How does the Tourism Indaba perform in comparison to other Indabas both locally and internationally, (b) what were the costs of the Tourism Indaba in the past three financial years, (c) how are the returns to the tourism sector calculated and (d) what were the returns derived from the Tourism Indaba for the past three financial years?

Reply:

a) How does the Tourism Indaba perform in comparison to other Indabas both locally and internationally?

The tourism trade show landscape is categorised as either a business or leisure trade show. Within the arena, there are International, regional /continental and national shows. Indaba is uniquely positioned as the premium leisure tourism show on the African continent, which is purely inbound, with the exception of some African products. While the exhibitor mix for each show is specific to the scale and individual show positioning, the buyer and media pool remains finite globally, as these are trade specific. Indaba as a platform is a mandate-driven entity, and is not commercially driven.

Other international tourism trade shows are far larger in size, rendering a skewed direct comparison as these shows showcase a full spectrum of global products across numerous countries. They feature both inbound and outbound whereas Indaba centres only on inbound. In drawing a comparison to similar shows, the following insights have been gathered against potential direct competitors, given that even these shows operate differently.

Hereto, Indaba has long-standing equity being a home-grown show that is inbound-focussed, and geared purely towards the growth of the exhibitors and is the only continental leisure show that is not commercially driven.

Due to its scale it still largely remains the biggest tourism trade show on the continent, compared to WTM Africa, We Are Africa (WAA) and Magical Kenya (MKTE). The scale is attributed to the number of exhibitors, buyers and media in attendance. Indaba has also demonstrated a strong imperative of transformation with an annual increase in SMME product participation. Floor-space rates are considerably cheaper than MKTE and WAA. WTM Africa rates are not published.

The primary success factors of Indaba remain the continued and loyal exhibitor base, the quality of buyers (hosted and non-hosted) based on the stringent qualification and selection process, and the number of meetings that are facilitated by means of a sophisticated online diary and matchmaking system.

b) What were the costs of the Tourism Indaba in the past three financial years?

High-Level Income and Expenditure

   

 

2017

2018

2019

Income

R41 327 796.00

R37 137 525.91

R 40 345 665,70

Expenditure*

R102 880 417.04

R47 989 450.14

R51 000 357.38

Surplus/Deficit

-R61 552 621.04

-R10 851 924.23

-R10 654 691.68

  • Includes Pre & Post Show Tours that leverage the Indaba platform to market destination to hosted buyers and media
  • Expenditure includes Exhibition Management, Events, Activation, Branding, Pre/Post Show Tours & Hosted Buyer, Hosted Media, Staff and Supplier Travel to Durban (return)
  • Costs for Pre & Post Show Tours are held by independent country budgets

**2019 Revenue currently unavailable as audit is underway; due end October 2019

The objective of Africa’s Travel Indaba in line with SA Tourism’s mandate is to create a platform for South African Tourism and the industry/exhibitors to meet and formulate sound business opportunities with local and international buyers. Therefore, Africa’s Travel Indaba is not aimed to be a revenue driven tradeshow, the business model is to offset the production costs with the revenue collected from exhibitors, to minimise the costs for South African Tourism. By doing so SAT support SMME’s ( Hidden Gems)

c) How are the returns to the tourism sector calculated?

CALCULATION: RETURN ON INVESTMENT(ROI) NOTIONAL (Quantitative)

Using overall averages of reported investment and transactions to calculate ROI for exhibitors. Calculation is derived from Average financial gain vs average financial investment of exhibitors.

d) What were the returns derived from the Tourism Indaba for the past three financial years?

The returns to the tourism sector / participants to the show are quantified, in respect of the meetings that are conducted at the platform, 2018 was the first time that the study was undertaken, and a similar methodology for 2019 which is currently underway, is being applied.

For 2018, and in respect of the above-stated ROI Calculation, please find ROI for Indaba 2018, detailing average financial gain vs average financial investment of exhibitors:

28 October 2019 - NW975

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What Is the total number of firearms of which applications for renewal of licences were not timeously made in terms of legislation and (b) which number of the specified firearms (i) have still not been renewed and (ii) were indeed renewed; (2) how many of the above mentioned firearms are there of each separate type of firearm; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW2127E

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii), (2) and (3)

The information required for the reply to this question, must be drawn from a live system. Therefore, an extension of 10 working days is requested, to extract and analyse the raw data and provide the response.
 

Response to question 975 recommended

LIEUTENANT GENERAL ACTING NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
BC MGWENYA
Date: 14/10/2019

Response to question 975 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 23/10/2019

28 October 2019 - NW134

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether all recommendations contained in the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Police Inefficiency and a Breakdown in Relations between SAPS and the Community of Khayelitsha, dated 25 August 2014, have been fully implemented; If not, (a)(I) which recommendations have not been fully Implemented and (ii) why not, In each case and (b) by what date will the specified recommendations be fully implemented; If so, what are the relevant details of the progress made in the implementation of each recommendation of the specified report? NW1095E

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii) and (b)

The status of the Implementation of the recommendations, are as follows:

Recommendation 1

Each police station in the Khayelitsha Cluster should adopt a community policing commitment in consultation with local residents.

The Khayelitsha Cluster established a Joint Forum with various sub forums to develop practical Interventions to make people In the Khayelitsha Cluster safe. The Community Policing Fora (CPF's) are fully functional and attended by the relevant South African Police Service (SAPS) members.

Recommendation 2

Adopt a Procedural Justice Model of Policing for Khayelitsha Cluster. Implementing a procedural justice model of policing.

Find here: Recommendation 3

25 October 2019 - NW89

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the Public Investment Corporation has shares in any of the independent power producer programmes; if so, (a) in which (i) bid window and (ii) project and (b) what is the (i) Rand value and (ii) overall percentage of the specified shares?

Reply:

The information required is contained in the Annexure to this reply.

ANNEXURE

Investment Name

REIPPP Bid Round

Technology

Plant Capacity (MW)

PIC shareholding (%)

Plant Status

PIC investment (R million)

SunEdison Soutpan-Erika

1

Solar PV

28

24%

Sold

R153

SunEdison Witkop-Core

1

Solar PV

30

39%

Sold

R171

SolarCapital de Aar 1

1

Solar PV

94

25%

Held-for-sale

R196

Touwsrivier Solar Park

1

CPV

44

40%

Production

R354

SunEdison Boshoff

2

Solar PV

60

19%

Production

R318

Bokpoort Solar CSP

2

CSP

50

25%

Production

R525

Intikon Jasper

2

Solar PV

75

41.5%

Production

R236

Ilanga CSP1 / Karoeshoek Solar One

3

CSP

100

20%

Production

R557

Xina Solar One

3

CSP

100

20%

Production

R623

Kathu Solar Park

3.5 (CSP bid window)

CSP

100

17.5%

Production

R583

Roggeveld Wind Farm

4

Wind

140

23.25%

Construction

R313

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

R4 029

25 October 2019 - NW1064

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

1. Whether he has been informed that the Square Kilometre Array South Africa advertised that it would be hosting monthly meetings with affected communities, but in fact failed to attend the meeting as advertised for 18 September from 17h00 to 19h00 in the Kareeberg Library, Carnarvon; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the reason for their nonattendance; 2. Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology is aware that SARAO – (formerly the South African Square Kilometre Array Project Office), hosts regular public information sessions and stakeholder meetings in various towns surrounding the SKA project in the Northern Cape. I can confirm that SARAO attended the meeting in Carnarvon on 18 September 2019 and they have given me the attendance register and minutes of this meeting.

2. The Minister will not be making a statement on this matter.

25 October 2019 - NW1163

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether her department incurred anyrelated to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2010; if so, in each case, (i) what coats were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

Answer to (a); (b)

The Department did not Incur any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2010;

(b){i) No costs incurred;

(ii) Not applicable as no costs were incurred.

 

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTEROF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

DATE:... ..)!..'... .

25 October 2019 - NW442

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) What (a) number of educators have been found guilty of using corporal punishment to enforce discipline in the classroom (i) in each of the past three school years and (ii) since 1 January 2019 and (b) action was taken against each of the specified educators; (2) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) provincial departments of education provide professional development training to educators on how to discipline learners without using corporal punishment; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what (i) are the relevant details in each case and (ii) number of educators have undergone training since 1 January 2016?

Reply:

 

  1. (a) (i) (ii)

Total number of educators who received advisory letters for using corporal punishment by the SACE disciplinary tribunal.

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

229 advisory letters sent out for corporal punishment

233 advisory letters sent out for corporal punishment

194 advisory letters sent out for corporal punishment

Source: SACE

Advisory letters are letters that are forwarded to an accused educator at the discretion of Council instead of proceeding with a disciplinary hearing against such an educator. These letters are issued in cases of corporal punishment. Once an advisory letter is issued by the SACE and ratified by the Ethics committee, the file is then closed with the proviso that the same educator does not repeat the misconduct. Should the educator repeat the misconduct; disciplinary proceedings get instituted and the file with the advisory letter gets reinstated and prosecuted. Advisory letters are issued only in instances where an educator has already been disciplined by a provincial department of education and a sanction imposed against such an educator by the employer.

(b)

Total number of educators found guilty of applying corporal punishment by the SACE disciplinary tribunal.

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

07

24

33

RESPONSE TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION 442

The sanctions varied from removal of the names of educators from the roll and which removal was suspended for certain periods with conditions that the educators not be found guilty of misconduct during the period of suspension. These educators were further given fines that were to be paid over different timeframes, but not exceeding 12 months. Same educators' names were removed from the roll of educators where severe injuries were inflicted upon learners.

(2) (a)

The Department of Basic Education has trained District Safety Coordinators on a Protocol to Deal with Incidences of Corporal Punishment in Schools.

(b) (i) (ii)

The question is more relevant to the provincial administration since it is the responsibility of the employer, who in terms of section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act, 76 of 1998, is the Head of the Provincial Education Department, to enforce disciplinary code and procedures against all employees employed at the provincial level.

The question should therefore be forwarded to the relevant employer for details and response.

25 October 2019 - NW1167

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Whether his department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

The Department did not incur costs related to the inauguration of the President and State of the Nation Address.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION:

(1) Yes, the Director-General Dr P Mjwara, of the Department of Science and Innovation attended the events as follows:

Event

(a) Inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019

(b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019

Attended

Flights

Accommodation

R0

R0

R10 015.00

R 1 828.12

Total

R0

R11 843.12

25 October 2019 - NW917

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What number of cases of sexual abuse against learners with special needs have been reported in each province in the 2018-19 financial year?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) does not keep statistics of sexual abuse cases. The DBE Protocol for the Management and Reporting of Sexual Abuse and Harassment in Schools positions this function as a provincial competency. The Honourable Member is advised to request this information directly from the provinces.

25 October 2019 - NW1065

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1) Whether he received an invitation from the Solidarity Movement to discuss their activities in the sphere of higher education and vocational training with him; if so, 2) Whether he is prepared to meet them on the matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether, with reference to his statement on 23 September 2019, (details furnished), he has found that the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction is a transgression of the Bill of Rights; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

  1. A letter dated 27 September 2019 was received from Solidarity requesting a meeting to discuss matters relating to the Sol-Tech College.
  2. I am looking forward to meeting and engaging with them and any other institution on matters relating to higher education and training.

I welcome the explanation and clarity provided in their letter that Sol-Tech as a private college is fully committed to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and all legislative frameworks pertaining to education and training in the country, and as such, rejects all forms of discrimination based on race. My Ministry will engage with them further as we have an obligation to make sure that no South African is denied access to any educational institution in the country based on race, language or culture.

3. The Department acknowledges and upholds Afrikaans as one of the 11 official languages of the Republic of South Africa, which is duly protected by the Constitution. However, any form of discrimination or exclusionary practice based on language will not be tolerated as it goes against the spirit of the Constitution and the imperatives of social cohesion and nation building.

4. The Department’s position is very clear and consistent over the years that in post-apartheid South Africa we will no longer have exclusive Afrikaans, Zulu or Xhosa institutions, but rather institutions, which are open to all South Africans that upholds the values of our Constitution.

25 October 2019 - NW580

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the legal provisions upon which he relied to appoint Mr Jabu Mabuza as Interim Executive Chairman as well as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eskom Holdings;\ (2)What are the legal provisions upon which he relied for appointing an Acting CEO at Eskom Holdings when Eskom Holdings has a Board?

Reply:

  1. In terms of Clause 14.5.1 of the Eskom’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI), the Chairperson of the Eskom Board is appointed by the Minister of Public Enterprises (Acting Chairperson included). The latter Clause does not preclude the Minister from appointing an Executive Chairperson nor does it prescribe that the Chairperson should be an Executive or Non-Executive Director. Notwithstanding that Clause 14.5.2 of the MOI entitles the Board to designate an Acting Chairperson until the Minister appoints the Chairperson of the Board, the Minister retains exclusive powers to appoint the Chairperson of the Board.
  2. Pursuant to Clause 14.3.1 of the Eskom’s Memorandum of Incorporation read with sections 1 and 63(2) of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999, the Minister of Public Enterprises has exclusive powers to appoint the Chief Executive Officer (Acting CEO included).

In addition, nothing in any relevant law precludes the above.

25 October 2019 - NW1186

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Environment. Forestry and Fisheries

What progress has been made since her reply to question 33 on 04 July 2019 with reviewing the effectiveness of her Department's policies relating to the management of plastic waste?

Reply:

On 11 July 2019, as part of the Department's budget vote, I indicated that the management of waste, in particular single use plastic waste, Is a matter that also requires the most urgent and pressing attention.

The Plastic Bag Regulations and the plastic bag levy are two mechanisms Government has used to influence consumer behaviour and reduce littering. The Department is currently assessing single-use plastic products which include: plastic carrier bags, straws, earbuds, crockery and cutlery. The department will be conducting various stakeholder engagements in this regard.

In addition, the Department of Environmental Affairs Is in the final stages of completing a study on the review of the plastic carrier bag and flat bag policy Instruments in South Africa, with the aim of determining their effectiveness and to provide research evidence that may inform alternative policy instruments.

Strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders are also important as plastic pollution is a global issue which cannot be solved by Government alone. As a result, I have signed a partnership agreement with the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance. Under the alliance, the Department is working on the implementation of the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CUP) in South Africa through the roll-out of the Source to Sea programme. The programme will be piloted in Ethekwini by the end of this financial year (2019).

The Department, in partnership with Plastics SA and the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, will be hosting The Plastic Colloquium from 21 to 22 November 2019 in the Gauteng Province. The colloquium is positioned around six key working groups which are already established and Include:

1) Product standards validation/authentication/definition/labelling.

2) Product design, development and innovation.

3) Integration of the informal waste economy.

4) Biodegradable and compostable plastics.

5) Infrastructure.

6) Consumer Education and Awareness.

Regards

MS BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
DATE: 24/10/2019
 

25 October 2019 - NW585

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) Who is the lender he mentioned in the Debate on the State of the Nation Address, (b) who has provided a loan and/or financial assistance to Denel so that it was able to pay salaries, (c) on what date was the loan made, (d) what is the (i) value and (ii) interest rate for the loan, (e) whether he has found that the loan is in line with all applicable laws and regulations and (f) who approved the loan?

Reply:

This response is according to the information received from Denel:

(a) The lender is a South African commercial bank, however, due to confidentiality rules Denel is unable to disclose the name of the lender.

(b) The loan was provided by a South African commercial bank.

(c) The loan was made on 26 June 2019.

(d) (i) R12 million

(ii) The interest rate is confidential and cannot be disclosed.

(e) The loan was in line with all the applicable laws and regulations.

(f) The Acting Group Chief Financial Officer approved the loan.

25 October 2019 - NW574

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What number of (a) security, (b) cleaning and (c) general worker personnel who work in buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure are employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers at (i) Eskom, (ii) Transnet, (iii) SA Airways, (iv) SA Express, (v) SA Forestry Company and (vi) Denel; (2) What total amount does Eskom, Transnet, SA Airways, SA Express, SA Forestry Company and Denel spend from their current budget on security, cleaning and general worker personnel who work in their buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure?

Reply:

According to the information received from Alexkor

Information submitted on behalf of Alexkor Head Office:

(1) (a) Security – None

(b) Cleaning – None

  1. General workers – None

Information submitted on behalf of Alexkor /RMC JV:

(a) Security - 84 people

(b) Cleaning – Two people;

(c) General Workers – None;

(2) Current budget on the following are part of the staff compliment (permanent workers) as mentioned on PQ 586

(a) Security – None

(b) Cleaning – 2 (Office cleaners at Head Office)

  1. General workers – 8 (at the mine)

Alexkor / RMC JV spends R1, 233,487.21 / month on Security Services (this include the portion the mining contractors pays);

Alexkor /RMC JV spends R 10 600.00/month on Cleaning Service

According to the information received from Denel:

1(a) 138 security

(b) 185 (cleaning)

(c) 32 (general worker personnel who work in buildings, facilities and other infrastructure

 

2 Security = R17 433 106.89 per annum

Cleaning = R13 517.92 per annum

General worker personnel = R3 106 365.35 per annum

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i) Eskom generally contracts for a service and not necessary personnel; as a result Eskom does not have readily available records on the number of personnel employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers.

(2) Eskom is not able to provide a spent on personnel employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers. However, we provide total amounts that Eskom spent on security, cleaning and general worker services for the current financial year in the table below.

Financial Year 2019/20

Security

R225 874 543.32

Cleaning

R241 439 141.14

General Worker

R69 198 544.15

TOTAL

R 536 512 228.61

According to the information received from SAFCOL

  1. (a) SAFCOL has 107 security personnel employed through tenders obtained by their respective companies.

(b) SAFCOL has no cleaning personnel employed through tenders. All cleaning personnel are permanently employed by SAFCOL. However, SAFCOL incurred expenses for cleaning materials required through tenders.

(c) SAFCOL has no general worker personnel employed through tenders. All general worker personnel are permanently employed by SAFCOL.

(2) SAFCOL incurred expenses for security personnel employed through tenders obtained by their respective companies as per the table below:

Actual Spent as at 31 March 2019

Services

Amounts

Security personnel

R10 019 283,59

SAFCOL does not have cleaning and general worker personnel employed through tenders. However, SAFCOL incurred expenses for cleaning materials as per the table below:

Actual Spent as at 31 March 2019

Services

Amounts

Materials for cleaning services

R1 458 793,41

According to the information received from South African Express:

1(a) SA Express Airways’ cleaning services and security services are outsourced.

(b) SA Express Airways facilities are taken care of in-house (5 incumbents employed in the facilities department)

(c) None

2. SA Express pays an approximate amount of R67 000.00 per month towards cleaning, facilities and general workers. SA Express pays an approximate amount of R20 000.00 per month towards security services.

According to the information received from South African Airways:

1 SAA utilizes the below number of staff obtained through a tender process from third party service providers;

Function

Number of personnel

(a) Security (Reshebile Protection and Aviation Services)

679

(b) Cleaning and General services (Morena Corporate Services)

368

2 SAA spends (for all stations and premises in SA), the following on the specified services:

Function

Annual Spend

(a) Security

R100 564 693.00

(b) Cleaning and General services

R 25 560 753.00

According to the information received from Transnet

Transnet’s response attached as Annexure A.

24 October 2019 - NW1175

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Whether his department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Public Service and Administration has not incurred any costs related to the inauguration of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019.

(b) The Department of Public Service and Administration has not incurred any costs related to the State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019.

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

24 October 2019 - NW586

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the total number of employees at each state-owned entity?

Reply:

According to the information received from Alexkor:

The total number of employees at Alexkor SOC LTD and its subsidiaries is 331.

According to the information received from DENEL:

The total number of employees at Denel SOC LTD its 3 438.

According to the information received from Eskom:

The total number of employees at Eskom SOC Ltd 45 982.

According to the information received from SAFCOL:

The total number of employees at SA Forestry Company SOC Ltd and its subsidiaries is 2396.

 

According to the information received from SAA:

The total number of employees at South African Airways SOC Ltd its 5 256.

According to the information received from SAX:

The total number of employees at South African Express SOC Ltd its 711

According to the information received from Transnet:

The total number of employees at Transnet SOC Ltd its 56 718.

23 October 2019 - NW981

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What are the details of the (a) progress of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) process for the appointment of a new service provider for visa services and (b)(i) steps that must be followed and (ii) deadline of each step to ensure that the PPP process for the appointment of a service provider is completed before the expiry date of the Visa Facilitation Service contract? NW2133E

Reply:

(a) Implementation of a PPP process is dependent on the completion of a preliminary market evaluation. This is to be undertaken through the publication of a Request for Information (RFI). Specifications for the RFI had to be drafted, and this was undertaken by an appointed Bid Specification Committee (BSC). The specifications were approved by the Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC) on 11th September 2019. On the same date the BAC also resolved to support the registration of the PPP with National Treasury (NT).

(b)(i) The resolution of the BAC is that the RFI specifications should be validated with the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of NT. Validity means that the specifications are complete and suitable for public gazetting of the RFI.

(b)(ii) The process of registering a PPP is guided by National Treasury Regulation 16 (attached). This process and the timelines attached to it are outside the control of Home Affairs due to the activities that are required such as those mentioned in paragraph 16.2 to 16.8 of the Regulations.

The Department is therefore unable to confirm with certainty on whether the PPP process would have been finalised before the expiry of the current contract. All effort is being made to ensure that any activity that falls within the ambit of Home Affairs in the value chain of this process is finalised within a reasonable time.

END

23 October 2019 - NW943

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether the Bekkersdal sewer rehabilitation project in Randwest City has been completed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what (a) total monetary value was spent to date on the project and (b) are the reasons for non-completion?

Reply:

(1) According to the information provided by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, the Bekkersdal sewer rehabilitation project in Rand West City has not yet been completed. The work done to date accounts for a completion rate of 57%, and construction is still underway.

(2) (a) The amount spent to date on the Bekkersdal sewer rehabilitation project is R218 997 795.82

(b) The reasons for the non-completion of the project are as follows:

(i0 The project did not commence on schedule due to community protests;

(ii) There were labour issues between the contractor and workers which needed to be resolved prior commencement of the project;

(iii) The project was further delayed by stoppages from the Department of Labour when it was mediating a dispute over salaries between the contractor and its workers.

(iv) The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements was also not satisfied with the performance of the contractor and their concerns had to be resolved.

 

 

22 October 2019 - NW942

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether there are any plans to complete the Droogheuwel water tower project in Randwest City Local Municipality after the budget for this project was wrongfully invested in the VBS Mutual Bank by the West Rand District Municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the plans?

Reply:

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has advised that plans are well underway to complete the Droogheuwel Water Tower Project. This is a multi-year project with a value of R169 000 000.00 and is currently 91% complete. It is anticipated that by end October 2019, the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements will transfer the balance of R 32 008 863.21 to the Rand West City Local Municipality which will effectively enable the total completion of the project.

I have been informed that the Rand West City Local Municipality has not invested funds in the VBS Mutual Bank. However, should the Honourable Member possesses information contrary to this, I would encourage him to send it to the law enforcement agencies for investigation.

 

 

22 October 2019 - NW1169

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Basson, Ms J to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation and the Department of Human Settlements did not incur any costs related to either the inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria, nor the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on the dates mentioned.

 

22 October 2019 - NW885

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

1) What total number of cases of (a) domestic violence and (b) sexual offences were withdrawn by the (i) complainants and/or (ii) National Prosecuting Authority (aa) in (aaa) 2017 and (bbb) 2018 calendar years and (bb) since 1 January 2019; 2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

a) Domestic violence:

I am informed that the National Prosecuting Authority does not keep statistics regarding domestic violence matters. In this regard it is important to mention that domestic violence is an umbrella term for several offences which can be both statutory and common law offences. For example, if a person is convicted of the common law offence of assault on his or her partner, it will be captured as a criminal offence of assault and not as domestic violence.

1. During the years mentioned hereunder a number of persons were in contempt of the protection order issued against him or her in terms of the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act 116 of 1998). The statistics of these withdrawals are as follows:

Domestic Violence - Criminal

Period

Total no. of cases disposed of

  1. Withdrawn Cases

Withdrawal Rate*

aaa) 2017/18

9 782

5 487

56.1%

bbb) 2018/19

10 438

6 174

59.1%

bb) Q1* of 2019/20

3 013

1 780

59.1%

*Q1 = April - June 2019

(Source: National Operations Centre (NOC) at the Department of Justice and

Constitutional Development)

It should be noted that the figures above are projected as financial years rather than normal calendar periods.

Our electronic court systems at this point do not provide for a distinction between withdrawals by the complainant and the prosecutor. A request has been made for the system to be amended so that a new field can be populated to provide such information in the future.

*Withdrawal rate = withdrawn cases against total number of disposed of cases.

b) Sexual offences:  

(i) There are instances where the complainant requests the withdrawal of his/her case, and such cases can be withdrawn in court. However, the data reflecting this number of withdrawals, i.e., only by complainants, is not separately kept but forms part of the total number of withdrawals reflected in paragraph (ii) below.

(ii) The NPA reflects its performance data according to financial years. Accordingly, the number of cases withdrawn in the dedicated sexual offences courts for the financial year April 2018 – March 2019 comprised a total of 98 cases. During the first four months of the financial year 2019/20 (April – July), 44 cases were withdrawn. Data is not available for dedicated sexual offences courts prior to FY2018/19. It must be noted that sexual offence cases are also withdrawn in other courts but we do not have the specific data for withdrawn sexual offences only, because while data is kept on the number of cases withdrawn, this information is not recorded per crime type, but for the total number of the cases withdrawn.

22 October 2019 - NW859

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has put any plans in place to repair the wall in the Nqweba Dam, Graaff-Reinet, as per the agreement concluded with the former Camdeboo Local Municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the details of the (i) plans and (ii) time frames for the repairs and (b) will the dam be returned to the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality once repairs have been completed?

Reply:

The Nqweba Dam, formerly known as the Van Ryneveld’s Pass Dam, near Graaff- Reinet in the Eastern Cape is used for municipal water supply to the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Dr. Beyers Naude Local Municipality.

The dam was designed by the Department for Irrigation and was constructed between 1921 and 1925 for the Van Ryneveldspas Irrigation Board. It is a concrete gravity dam with a maximum wall height of 46 m and a capacity of 46 million m3. Ownership was transferred to the Camdeboo Local Municipality in 2002.

Dam Safety Inspection Reports found the structure to be unstable under Recommended Design Flood conditions. This shortcoming is typical of concrete gravity dams designed at a time when flood estimates were based on inadequate hydrological records and when uplift forces in concrete gravity dams were not fully understood. A possible dam-break flood caused by a failure of the dam wall would cause a high loss of life and a large amount of damage.

Following studies which were conducted on the best way to proceed with the rehabilitation of the dam, there was an impasse on the recommendations due to a dispute on the different conclusions reached by the experts. One report indicated that the dam does meet the required factors of safety. The Dam Safety Office, which acts as a Regulator within my department, requested that an independent expert be appointed to carry out a dam safety evaluation of the dam and to review the analysis done in the first report. However, due to budgetary constraints, the DWS was not able to carry out the review as requested at the time. I have since instructed the department to find a budget for this review from the current baseline and reprioritise the existing budget.

To resolve this impasse, I have instructed my Department to procure the services of an approved professional independent person/company with dam safety expertise so that the required rehabilitation of Nqweba Dam can commence in earnest.

 

21 October 2019 - NW587

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department or any of the entities reporting to him ever contracted the services of a certain company since February 2018; if so, (a) what was the value of each contract, (b) on what date was it awarded, (c) for what services was it awarded and (d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises:

The Department has not contracted services of Werksmans Attorneys.

According to the information received from Alexkor SOC LTD

Company name (furnished)

(a) what was the value of each contract

(b) on what date was it awarded

(c) for what services was it warded

(d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Werksman Attorneys

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Alexkor SOC did not contract the services of Werksmans Attorneys since February 2018.

According to the information received from Denel SOC LTD

Company name (furnished)

(a) what was the value of each contract

(b) on what date was it awarded

(c) for what services was it warded

(d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Werksman Attorneys

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Denel SOC did not contract the services of Werksmans Attorneys since February 2018.

According to the information received from Eskom SOC LTD

Company name (furnished)

(a) what was the value of each contract

(b) on what date was it awarded

(c) for what services was it warded

(d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Werksman Attorneys

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Eskom has not contracted services of Werksmans Attorneys since February 2018.

According to the information received from SAA SOC LTD

(a) Werksman rendered a variety of legal services to SAA as fully set out in Table A hereunder.

Table A Werksmans rendered and were paid for the following services for the period 2008 to 2019.

TABLE A

SAA Paid Werksman the following amounts for the period 2008 to 2019

 

Financial Year

Vendor Name

Services Rendered

Total Spend

2008

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation

R 788,773.92

2009

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation

R 1,547,889.36

2010

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation (Equity Aviation)

R 545,592.08

2011

Werksman Attorneys

Labour

R 3,867.45

2012

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation (Equity Aviation)

R 110,502.48

2013

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 175,165.09

2014

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 252,550.78

2015

Werksman Attorneys

Aircraft Leasing

R 1,199,031.66

2016

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 524,399.20

2017

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 14,801.88

2018

Werksman Attorneys

Intellectual Property (Release of Mortgage)

R 93,678.28

2019

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter Steven Poprawa

R 865,004.93

       
     

R6,121,257.11

SAA is not aware of any Werksmans affiliated companies that were paid for the rendering of the above mentioned companies. All invoices received from Werksmans were paid directly to them.

This level of information is normally not kept by the legal department. The duration of each contract is always dependent the type of matter and any complexities presented. Litigation matters would normally last longer compared to corporate advisory and transactional work. We will commence collation of this information for future reporting.

(d) The procurement of the services followed a supply chain process and were sourced either through the panel of service providers or the RFQ process and were signed off by procurement as the custodian of the procurement process. Each contract entered into with Werksmans was or is in line with the PFMA and relevant departmental regulations.

According to the information received from SAFCOL SOC LTD

Werksman Attorneys February 2018 – August 2019

Reference

Description

Service Provider

Date Awarded

Contract Approved

Contract Period

Bid Amount

1.

Legal Services

Werksmans Attorneys

None

None

None

R119 752,31

a) The contract value is not known as there was no contract between SAFCOL and Werksmans Attorneys. However, expenses incurred from February 2018 to August 2019 amounted to R119 752, 31.

b) The exact date during which the contract was awarded to Werksmans Attorneys is not known. However, the instruction to request Werksmans Attorneys to carry out work for SAFCOL was around August 2015.

c) Werksman Attorneys scope of work was to initiate and preside over disciplinary hearings for certain employees.

d) The instruction to Werksmans Attorneys was approved by Ms Nomkhita Mona (former CEO), Ms Zoliswa Mashinini (former CFO) and Francois de Villiers (former COO).

According to the information received from SAX SOC LTD

Name of Company

Werksmans Attorneys

Value of contracts

Fixed once off contract (R1 196 305.26)

When was it awarded?

February 2019

Type of services

Werksmans Attorneys was requested to perform the following duties:

To assist with the review of commercial terms relating to particular contracts and SAX rights as some had been flagged as irregular from a compliance perspective – MGC Matekane; Africa Charter; FlyFofa; Namane Capital; Ziegler

Who approved the contracting of services

The appointment followed the normal internal procurement processes.

According to the information received from TRANSNET SOC LTD

From February 2018 Transnet has not contracted Werksmans attorneys to render any services. However, in June 2017 they were hired by the then Transnet Board to conduct a forensic investigation into allegations of procurement irregularities in the acquisition of the 1064 locomotives. Those services were rendered from June 2017 to March 2018 and for which they were paid fees in the amount of R12 562 506.83 including VAT and disbursements.

Legal firms should be retained on the basis of their specific expertise and the particular needs of the entity. Any forensic report produced by any legal or other firm must be acted upon to recover funds improperly expended and where appropriate charges will be laid with the relevant law enforcement authorities.

21 October 2019 - NW1098

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 559 on 5 September 2019, there has been any high – level conversation between her and / or the President of the Republic , Mr M C Ramaphosa, and their counterparts in Algeria about the matter?

Reply:

The matter did not necessitate any further discussion as the National Prosecuting Authority declined to prosecute.

In addition, the Ambassador concluded his term of duty, and has departed South Africa on 14 October 2019.

21 October 2019 - NW776

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) his department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to him in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) his department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to him went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) what amount spent on outdoor advertising by his department and state-owned entities reporting to him went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year? NW189E

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises:

1. (a) The amount spent on advertising by the Department.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 822 652.22

R1 041 098.35

R752 107.06

2(a)

(i)Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R441 881.25

R879 763.69

R743 105.78

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

N/A

N/A

N/A

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

N/A

N/A

N/A

According to the information received from ALEXKOR

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R950

R23 360

R7 225

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

According to the information received from DENEL

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R3 173 466.29

R365 656.97

R809 663.76

2(b)

(i)Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 349 234.78

R0.00

R278 640

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R261 160

R0.00

R0.00

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising by the State Owned Entities that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R261 160

R0.00

R0.00

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a)(ii) Table below provides advertising spend for the specified financial years

Financial year

Total Spend on advertising

2016/17 (aa)

R 27 274 202

2017/18 (bb)

R 36 119 802

2018/19 (cc)

R 2 385 839

(2)(b)(i) Advertising spend to black owned companies per financial year. Eskom has contracted with four black owned media buying companies between FY2016/17 and FY2018/19.

Name of Black owned companies

FY2016/17 Spend

FY2017/18 Spend

FY2018/19 Spend

The Media Shop

R 2 480 800

R 46 815

R 0.00

Human Communications

R 8 271 641

R 13 352 632

R 1 958 756

Basadzi

R 15 096 576

R 19 515 293

R 0

Tsalena

R 1 049 698

R 387 366

R 51 431

(2)(b)(ii) Eskom cannot provide spend on outdoor advertising, for each black-owned media company in financial years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2019/20 because our systems are unable to draw reports on outdoor advertising specifically.

According to the information received from SAA

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R42 516 220

R22 602 282

R32 908 827

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R14 708 005

R232 399

R569 510

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R22 103 621

R14 194 897

R651 027

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R14 708 005

R232 399

R569 510

According to the information received from SAFCOL

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him

(1)(a)(ii) SAFCOL does not use outdoor advertising, the amounts below are for media, branding and publications for recruitment for vacant positions in the company.

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R 368 896,35

R 61 171,07

R 50 040,35

2(b)

(i)  Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

See annexure (a)

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R 368 896,35

R 61 171,07

R50 040,35

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

n/a

n/a

n/a

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

n/a

n/a

n/a

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

SAFCOL has never incurred expenses on outdoor advertising in each specified financial year.

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

SAFCOL has never incurred expenses on outdoor advertising. Therefore, there were no expenses incurred for black-owned media companies.

According to the information received from SA Express

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R12 210 232

R2 692 967

R419 763

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R9 911 642

R1 033 609

R10 800

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R1 400 655

R0.00

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

According to the information received from Transnet

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R11 363 903.55

R9 429 723.15

R10 786 337.37

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

See annexure (a)

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R12 317 405.91

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 537 779.20

n/a

R1 910 039.19

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 537 779,20

n/a

R1 910 039.19

21 October 2019 - NW1168

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(a) Yes

(a)(i) R2 462 005.00

(a)(ii) Overtime and accommodation for Immigration officials deployed at OR Tambo International Airport, Waterkloof Airport and selected land ports of entry to receive and process foreign heads of state and dignitaries attending the inauguration.

(b) Yes

(b)(i) R13 310.62

(b)(ii) Travel and accommodation cost of acting Director-General invited to the State of the Nation address as accounting officer of the Department.

END

21 October 2019 - NW607

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Pambo, Mr V to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What number of visa applications were denied in (i) 2017 and (ii) 2018 and (b) what was the country of origin of each applicant whose application was denied?

Reply:

(a)The number of visa’s rejected in (i) 2017 = 27 772 and (ii) 2018 = 36 452.

(b) A breakdown of the country of origin of each applicant whose application was denied for the respective years is attached as Annexure A.

 

 

END

21 October 2019 - NW535

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department has any monitoring systems in place to detect computer system crashes and/or failure; if not, why not; if so, will he furnish Mr J J McGluwa with a list including (a) where, (b) when and (c) what were the causes of each crash; (2) What are the remedial actions that his department is taking to address the ongoing failure of its system?

Reply:

1. The Department does not experience system crash/failure, but sometimes system unavailability due to certain causes like infrastructure issues, e.g power and network outages caused by various instances like cable theft/damages.

The Department has built in monitoring system that system experts use daily for monitoring utilization, queues, databases, and network infrastructure availability. The Department intends to implement Enterprise Operating Centre (EOC) which will fully monitor all departmental critical systems.

2. There have been initiatives through State Information Technology Agency (SITA) for Uninterrupted Network and Departmental ongoing system upgrades and projects.

 

END

21 October 2019 - NW625

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) total amount has (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises:

The information on cleaning and security services is mentioned below. There was no spending on gardening services.

(a)(i) Department of Public Enterprises

(b) Cleaning Services

Lounde Holdings = R156 600.00

Purpose serve Service & Supply = R328 500.00

Vuledza Industies = R124 788.00

(c) Security Services

Matlolobe Business Enterprise = R1 754 967.33

Madox Security and Risk = R247 000.00

Eldna Security Services = R907 633.94

Nungu Security Services = R267 000.00

Services

(aaa) 2017/2018

(bbb) 2018/2019

TOTAL

Cleaning Services

R204 600.00

R405 288.00

R609 888.00

Security Services

R1 671 143.56

R1 505 457.71

R3,176,601.27

Gardening Services

N/A

N/A

N/A

According to the information received from Alexkor

  • Cleaning services-Alexkor have two cleaners which are internal staff
  • Security services- Not applicable
  • Gardening services – Not applicable

Alexkor /RMC PSJV Enterprise Development Project - 2017/2018 – Cleaning and Gardening

1. GB Keweley (Township Cleaning including Gardens)

R 56 500.00

2. Madawa Services (Township Cleaning including Gardens)

R 298 390.00

3. June Christiaan (Cleaning Services)

R 70 000.00

4. Amos Mrwati (Cleaning Services)

R 72 500.00

5. Alexanderbay Tuinsdienste (Township Cleaning Services including Gardens)

R 83 400.00

6. Gerrit Cloete ( Township Cleaning Services)

R 119 000.00

7. Ex Catherda Services (Township Cleaning Services)

R 158 000.00

8. Richtersveld Werke (Township Cleaning and Gardens)

R 220 000.00

Alexkor /RMC PSJV Enterprise Development Project - 2018/2019 – Cleaning and Gardening

1. Madawa Services (Township Cleaning including Gardens)

R 260 500.00

2. June Christiaan (Cleaning Services)

R 62 100.00

3. Amos Mrwati (Cleaning Services)

R 62 100.00

4. Gerrit Cloete ( Township Cleaning Services including Gardening)

R 121 000.00

5. Ex Catherda Services (Township Cleaning Services including Gardening)

R 165 000.00

6. Richtersveld Werke (Township Cleaning Services including Gardens)

R 231 000.00

Alexkor/RMC JV - F/Y 2017/2018

  1. Security Services

R10, 994 572.00 (Vat excluded)

Alexkor/RMC JV - F/Y 2018/2019

  1. Security Services (Physical and CCTV)

R10, 595 825.00 (Vat excluded)

According to the information received from Denel

Financial Year

Cleaning

Security

Gardening

TOTAL

2017/18

13,071,894.50

17,232,157.26

3,684,380.75

33,988,432.51

2018/19

12,752,339.55

16,446,327.25

2,930,533.35

32,129,200.15

Total

25,824,234.05

33,678,484.51

6,614,914.10

66,117,632.66

According to the information received from ESKOM

a)(ii)

The table below displays the amounts that Eskom has spent on cleaning, security, and gardening service contracts in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years.

(b)(c)

The amount paid to service providers for cleaning services is in Annexure A. The amount paid to service providers for security services is Annexure B. The amount paid to service providers for gardening services is in Annexure C.

Service Providers

(aaa) 2017/18

(bbb) 2018/19

TOTAL

(aa) Cleaning Services

632 658 536.57

653 465 470.68

1 286 124 007.25

(bb) Security Services

1 033 723 184.61

1 023 120 840.51

2 056 844 025.12

(cc) Gardening Services

127 794 705.50

100 237 950.60

228 032 656.10

ALL Services

1 794 176 426.68

1 776 824 261.79

3 571 000 688.47

(a)(ii)TOTAL

3 571 000 688.47

According to the information received from SAA

Financial Year

Supplier

2017-18

2018-19

Total

(aa) Cleaning Services

Morena Corporate Services

R23 025 915.90

R 23 838 871.70

R46 864 787.60

(bb) Security Services

Reshebile Protection and Aviation Services

R100 645 461.06

R100 812 034.16

R201 457 495.22

(cc) Garden Services

Rothe Plantscapers

R408 322.08

-

R408 322.08

 

Rothe Plantscapers

R102 169.26

R862 461.29

R964 630.55

According to the information received from SAFCOL

(a) (ii)The Summary is provided below:

Services 2017/18

Amounts

(aa)

Cleaning (materials procured for cleaning services)

R1 063 251,94

(bb)

Security

R7 366 137,15

(cc)

Gardening services (Gardening services costs are incurred by the landlord)

R0

(aaa)

(bbb)

Services 2018/19

Amounts

(aa)

Cleaning (Materials procured for cleaning services)

R1 458 793,41

(bb)

Security

R10 019 283,59

(cc)

Gardening services (Gardening services costs are incurred by the landlord)

R0

Refer to Annexure A for more details (ii) (aaa) 2017-18, (bbb) 2018-19, (b) and (c).

According to the information received from SAX

No

Supplier name

Service rendered

Amount paid

2017-18

Amount paid

2018-19

1

SAA

Cleaning services

R 256 614.36

R 262 639.92

2

Mafoko Security

Security services

R 480 855.86

R 657 651.96

3

SAA

Gardening services

R 157 642.80

R 157 642.80

4

Bosasa

Security services

R 121 600.82

 

Total

R 1 016 713.84

R 1 077 934.68

 

 

21 October 2019 - NW637

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department and/or any entities reporting to him contracted the services of certain companies (names furnished) or any of their affiliated companies; if so, (a) What services did each company render, (b) What was the total monetary value of each contract, (c) What amount was paid to each company, (d) What was the duration of each contract, (e) Who signed off on each contract and (f) Was each contract in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and relevant departmental regulations?

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises

The Department has not contracted services of the following companies:

  • Forensic Data Analysts;
  • Muvoni Technology Group;
  • Muvoni Investment Holdings; and
  • Ideco

According to the information received from ALEXKOR SOC LTD

Company names (furnished)

(a) what services did each company render

(b) what was the total monetary value of each contract

(c) what amount was paid to each company

(d) what was the duration of each contract

(e) who signed off on each contract

(f) was each contract in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 and relevant Department regulations.

Forensic Date Analysts

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Muvoni Technology Group

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Muvoni Investment Holdings

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Ideco

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

According to the information received from DENEL SOC LTD

Denel SOC LTD has not contracted the services of Muvoni Technology Group Muvoni Investment Holding and IDECO or any of their affiliated companies.

According to the information received from ESKOM SOC LTD

Eskom does not have records of contracts or payments to Forensic Data Analysts, Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings and Ideco.

According to the information received from SAA SOC LTD

SAA has no records of the company processing payments or doing any business with the following companies: Forensic Data Analytics; Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings; Ideco or any of their affiliated companies.

According to the information received from SAFCOL SOC LTD

According to our record, SAFCOL has never contracted these service providers (Forensic Data Analysts, Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings, ldeco) and they are not registered on the SAFCOL database.

According to the information received from SAX SOC LTD

SA Express Airways’ SAP system has no records of the company processing payments or doing any business with the following companies: Forensic Data Analytics; Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings; Ideco or any of their affiliated companies.

According to the information received from TRANSNET SOC LTD

Transnet has not contracted the services of Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holding, Iveco or any of their affiliated companies.

21 October 2019 - NW1017

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) On what date was the contract to accommodate undocumented migrants at the Lindela Repatriation Centre for deportation signed, (b) with which company was the lease signed, (c) what is the duration of the contract, (d) what is the amount being charged for each month and (e) what total amount has been paid to date?

Reply:

(a) The contract was signed on 1 December 2015

(b) The company with which the contract was signed was Leading Prospects Trading 111 (Pty) Ltd trading as Lindela Repatriation Centre

(c)The contract duration is five years; the contract will end 30 Nov 2020.

(d) The monthly payment for the facility is R9, 544,119.49.

(e) The total amount from 1 Dec 2015 to 31 Aug 2019 is R411, 853, 165, 38

 

END

18 October 2019 - NW895

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has a plan to build water infrastructure in Tsambokhulu Village in Nkomazi, Mpumalanga; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) by what date will building commence and (b) at what stage is the plan?

Reply:

The Tsambokhulu Village is already receiving water supply from the Masibekela Water Treatment Plant which abstract water from the Komati River. The plant was upgraded in 2013 from 7ML /Day to 14ML/Day in order to address the water demand of the Southern area of Nkomazi Local Municipality including Tsambokhulu Village. The project was completed in 2016 and is being operated by the Nkomazi Local Municipality.

However, due to inadequate electrical supply, the Masibekela Water Treatment Plant is currently operating at an average volume of 9ML/Day. The shortfall is due to additional electricity supply needed to optimise the Masibekela Treatment Plant. This is being addressed through an application which has already been lodged with Eskom.

To address the above, I wish to inform the Honourable Member that my Department is assisting the municipality to address the matter and has lodged an application with ESKOM for the supply of electricity to the Masebekela Water Treatment Plant. The improvement of electrical supply will enable the plant to operate at full capacity and the water demand for Tsambokhulu village will be fully accommodated.

 

 

 

17 October 2019 - NW1015

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether all sentenced offenders are provided with work as contemplated in section 40 of the Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps are being contemplated to keep sentenced offenders active during a normal working day; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Not all sentenced offenders can be provided with work as contemplated in section 40 of the Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998.

a) Offenders such as those with further charges, disabilities and sentenced children are exempted from performing work. Offenders are allocated work activities by Case Management Committees (CMC) considering the offenders security risk classification.

b) The department is continuously making an effort for sentenced offenders to be provided not only with work but also the following daily activities:

  • Educational programmes;
  • Skills development programmes
  • Sports, recreation, arts and culture (SRAC)
  • Agriculture and;
  • Production workshops

17 October 2019 - NW643

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional ServicesWhat total amount has been spent on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to Inquire into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector, including Organs of State since it was established.REPLY A total of R330,070 million has been spent up to 31 July 2019

Which companies or service providers were paid with the budget and (c) What amount was each company or service provider paid?

Reply:

A total of R330,070 million has been spent up to 31 July 2019:

Financial Year

Expenditure

R’000

2018/19

244,573

2019/20 as at 31 July 2019

85,496

Total Spent

330,070

 

b) Which companies or service providers were paid with the budget and (c) What amount was each company or service provider paid?

Supplier

Amount Paid

 

Supplier

Amount Paid

Business Furniture Solutions

R           194,062

 

Esizwe Group

451,030

Metro (Pty) Ltd

R          198,731

 

Mvula Computer Network

87,910

Ibhubesi

R              51,740

 

Konica Minolta

183,690

Tiso Black Star

1,824,436

 

Travel with Flair

445,517

Tina fusion

R                1,500

 

Government Printing Works

129,880

Krost Shelving

R              55,884

 

EMS

150,750

Elle Promotions

R              35,625

 

Exclusive Book

1,585

Perfect Transcribers

R                8,980

 

PC Palace

1,561

Accura

669,560

 

Buddulphus

14,933

Multimedia Xpress

816,172

 

Thfheembilu Suppliers

10,000

 

The names of suppliers paid by National Treasury on behalf of the State Capture Commission cannot be disclosed due to the secrecy and sensitivity of the activities performed by the Commission. The number of companies/ individuals and total paid todate is indicated in the table below:

No.

Services Provided

No of Service Provided

Amount Paid to date

1.

Digital Forensic Team

23

R38,208,176

2.

Core Investigation Team

10

R50,447,744

3.

Information Management Team

11

R14,816,571

4.

Research Hub

8

R5,283,458

5.

Digital Support Team

4

R642,437

6.

Investigation Team

45

R48,015,130

7.

Call Centre Team

3

R2,168,448

8.

Legal Centre

3

R545,000

Total Consultant Services

107

R160,126,964

9.

Communications & Software

3

R370,012,203

10

Substance & Travel Expenses

2

R243,178

11.

IT Consumable

1

R34,152

12.

Machinery & Equipment

1

R51, 944,472

13.

Security Services

1

R321, 793

Total other expenditure

8

R89,555,798

Total Expenditure to date

 

R249,682,762

Payments to Legal Counsel:

Counsel

No. Appointments

Amount Paid to date

Senior Counsel

5

R31 462, 788

Junior Counsel

7

R12, 738,305

Total

12

R42,201, 092,81

17 October 2019 - NW669

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Sharif, Ms NK to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What (a) is the total number of current vacancies for (i) presiding officers and (ii) court officials in (aa) lower and (bb) higher courts in each province and (b) are the details of the (i) position and (ii) date in which each position became vacant in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) (aa) As at 17 September 2019, the total number of vacancies for Presiding

Officers (Magistrates) in the lower courts is 426, comprising Regional, Senior and entry level District Court Magistrates. The number of vacancies, disaggregated, is as follows:

  1. There are 367 entry level magistrates’ vacancies, of which 210 have already been recommended by the Magistrates Commission to be filled after all recruitment processes have been completed. I have received a memorandum regarding the recommended filling of these posts which is currently receiving consideration. The remaining 157 vacant posts of entry level magistrates will be advertised by December 2019/January 2020;
  2. There are 27 senior magistrates’ vacancies, which were advertised in June 2019. The recruitment processes regarding these vacancies are already in progress;
  3. There are 29 regional magistrates’ vacancies. These posts were advertised in June 2019 and the recruitment processes are already in progress; and
  4. There are also three (3) regional magistrates’ posts that became vacant recently. (In this regard, Mr Xolo from Eshowe Magistrate’s Court passed away on 11 September 2019; Mr Lubuzo from Madadeni Magistrate’s Court passed away on 12 July 2019; and Mr Erasmus from the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court retired on 1 September 2019).

At this stage, I am unable to provide the dates when each of the magistrates’ posts became vacant in view of the substantial number of vacancies as the information will need to be sourced country-wide per vacancy from the various courts. The majority of these vacancies mentioned above became vacant after March 2018 when the previous advertisement for vacancies was compiled.

(a) (ii) (aa) The total number of current vacancies for court officials (administration posts) in the lower courts in each province is as follows:

The table below provides a summary of funded vacancies as at 6 September 2019:

Regions

Number of Funded Vacancies

Eastern Cape

91

Free State

28

Gauteng

62

KZN

52

Limpopo

57

Mpumalanga

31

North West

47

Northern Cape

20

Western Cape

75

Grand Total

463

The total number (463) of vacant administration posts in the lower courts can be disaggregated as follows:

  • A total of 139 vacant positions have been vacant for a period of less than 90 calendar days or less from the date that the position became vacant.
  • A total of 101 have been vacant for a period of 91 and 180 calendar days.
  • A total of 132 funded vacant positions have been vacant for a period of 181 to 360 calendar days.
  • A total of 91 funded positions have been vacant for a period longer than 361 days.

Table 1: Presiding Officers

(a) The total number of current vacancies for (i) presiding officers at the Higher Court is currently at 36;

(bb) the 36 vacancies are in 21 Location/Service Centres of 7 Superior Courts.

(b) The details of the (i) position and (ii) date in which each position became vacant in each case is provided in the table below:

Court

(a) Total number of current vacancies

(a) (i) Presiding officers

(a) (aa)Lower Courts in each province 

(a) (bb) Location/Service Centres of 7 Superior Courts in each province 

(b) (i) Details of the positions

(b) (ii) Date in which each position became vacant

Constitutional Court

1

1

0

1

Judge (x1)

20.08.2019

Supreme Court of Appeal

2

2

0

1

Judge (x2)

01.07.2019

22.07.2019

Northern Cape Division (Kimberley)

2

2

0

1

Deputy Judge President (x1)

Judge (x1)

02.10.2017

18.09.2017

Eastern Cape Division (Grahamstown)

3

3

0

4

Judge (x3)

03.03.2017

01.06.2019

30.08.2019

Eastern Cape Local Division (Port Elizabeth)

2

2

0

 

Judge (x2)

22.12.2018

21.01.2019

Eastern Cape Local Division (Bhisho)

1

1

0

 

Judge (x1)

07.11.2017

Eastern Cape Local Division (Mthatha)

1

1

0

 

Judge(x1)

03.09.2018

Western Cape Division (Cape Town)

1

1

0

1

Judge (x1)

01.06.2018

North West Division (Mahikeng)

2

2

0

1

Deputy Judge President (x1)

Judge (x1)

02.10.2017

16.04.2019

Free State Division (Bloemfontein)

2

2

0

1

Deputy Judge President (x1)

Judge (x1)

01.12.2018

28.07.2019

Gauteng Division (Pretoria)

4

4

0

2

Judge (x4)

02.01.2018

01.06.2018

16.06.2018

12.05.2019

Gauteng Local Division (Johannesburg)

3

3

0

 

Judge (x3)

01.08.2018

01.02.2019

10.06.2019

Limpopo Local Division (Thohoyandou)

0

0

0

2

n/a

n/a

Limpopo Division (Polokwane)

1

1

0

 

Deputy Judge President (x1)

01.06.2019

Mpumalanga Division (Nelspruit)

8

8

0

1

Deputy Judge President (x1)

Judge (x7)

21.12.2018

KwaZulu-Natal Division (Pietermaritzburg)

1

1

0

2

Judge (x1)

01.06.2019

KwaZulu-Natal Local Division (Durban)

0

0

0

 

n/a

n/a

Labour Court

2

2

0

4

Deputy Judge President (x1)

Judge (x1)

18.09.2017

21.05.2019

Total

36

36

0

21

36

n/a

 

Table 2: Court Officials

(a) The total number of current vacancies for (ii) Court Officials in the Higher Court is currently at 130;

(bb) the 130 vacancies are in 21 Higher Courts.

(b) The details of the (i) position and (ii) date in which each position became vacant in each case is provided in the table below:

Court

(a) Total number of current vacancies

(a) (ii) Court Officials

(a) (aa)Lower Courts in each province 

(a) (bb) Higher Courts in each province

(b) (i) Details of the positions

(b) (ii) Date in which each position became vacant

Constitutional Court

4

4

0

1

Law Researcher (x2)

31.12.2018

28.02.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x 1)

28.02.2019

         

Security Officer (x1)

01.01.2019

Supreme Court of Appeal

6

6

0

1

Office Manager (x1)

01.01.2019

         

Assistant Director: Library Services (1)

31.12.2018

         

Deputy Director: Auxiliary Services (1)

14.12.2018

         

Librarian (1)

01.08.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x2)

02.07.2019

18.07.2019

Northern Cape Division (Kimberley)

3

3

0

1

Administration Clerks (Dcrs) (x1)

01.01.2019

         

Chief Registrar (x1)

01.01.2019

         

Senior Court Interpreter (x1)

31.03.2019

Eastern Cape Division (Grahamstown)

6

6

0

4

Administration Clerk (x2)

01.11.2018

           

01.07.2019

         

Chief Registrar (x1)

31.07.2019

         

Registrar (x1)

01.08.2019

         

Register’s Clerk (x1)

01.11.2018

         

Typist (x1

01.07.2019

Eastern Cape Local Division (Port Elizabeth)

2

2

0

 

Court Manager (x1)

01.06.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x1)

30.06.2019

Eastern Cape Local Division (Bhisho)

5

5

0

 

Administration Clerk (x1)

30.11.2018

         

Judge’s Secretary (x1)

30.06.2019

         

Messenger (x1)

01.04.2019

         

Senior Court Interpreter (x1)

01.04.2019

         

Statistical Officer (x1)

31.03.2019

Eastern Cape Local Division (Mthatha)

6

6

0

 

Administration Clerks (Dcrs) (x1)

06.01.2019

         

Registrar (x1)

31.12.2018

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x1)

31.03.2019

         

Telecom Operator (x1)

01.09.2018

         

Typist (x1)

31.05.2019

         

Usher Messenger ii (x1)

31.12.2018

Western Cape Division (Cape Town)

12

12

0

1

Administration Clerk (x1)

16.04.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x2)

31.07.2019

           

31.05.2019

         

Law Researcher (x1)

14.04.2019

         

Registrar (x3)

31.12.2018

           

01.01.2019

           

01.03.2019

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x1)

30.07.2019

         

Senior Court Interpreter (x1)

31.03.2019

         

Senior Foreman: Caretaking Services (x1)

31.05.2019

         

Usher Messenger ii (x2)

29.03.2019

           

30.06.2019

North West Division (Mahikeng)

8

8

0

1

Administrative Officer (x1)

28.02.2019

         

Court Interpreter Principal (x1)

31.01.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x1)

01.03.2019

         

Librarian (x1)

31.07.2019

         

Registrar (x1)

01.01.2019

         

Chief Registrar (1)

30.11.2019

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x1)

30.04.2019

         

Registry Clerk (x1)

01.12.2018

Free State Division (Bloemfontein)

6

6

0

1

Administration Clerks (Dcrs) (x1)

10.06.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x1)

31.07.2019

         

Law Researcher (x1)

27.02.2019

         

Registrar (x2)

01.02.2019

           

01.11.2018

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x1)

31.07.2019

Gauteng Division (Pretoria)

14

14

0

2

Registrar Chief (x1)

31.05.2019

         

Administration Clerks (Dcrs) (x1)

01.06.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x4)

31.05.2019

           

31.05.2019

           

28.02.2019

           

01.05.2019

         

Library Assistant (x2)

31.03.2019

           

30.04.2019

         

Registrar (x1)

28.02.2019

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x1)

30.06.2019

         

Secretary (x1)

31.03.2019

         

Typist (x2)

17.06.2019

           

01.05.2019

         

Usher Messenger ii (x1)

11.02.2019

Gauteng Division (Johannesburg)

10

10

0

 

Administration Clerk (x1)

01.06.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x2)

01.05.2019

           

30.06.2019

         

Senior Court Interpreter

31.01.2019

         

Office Manager (x1)

01.05.2019

         

Registrar (x1)

01.07.2017

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x2)

30.04.2019

           

11.04.2019

         

Typist (x1)

02.04.2019

         

Typist Chief (x1)

31.12.2018

Limpopo Local Division (Thohoyandou)

2

2

0

2

Registrar’s Clerk (x1)

31.12.2018

         

Registrar

31.12.2019

Limpopo Division (Polokwane)

0

0

0

 

n/a

n/a

Mpumalanga Division (Nelspruit)

16

16

0

1

Office Manager (x1)

01.06.2018

         

Assistant Director: Administration (x1)

01.06.2018

         

Librarian (x1)

01.01.2019

         

Registrar (x2)

30.06.2019

           

31.07.2019

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x8)

01.06.2018

           

01.06.2018

           

01.06.2018

           

01.06.2018

           

01.06.2018

           

01.06.2018

           

01.06.2018

           

01.06.2018

         

Secretary (x1)

01.06.2018

         

Senior Court Interpreter (x1)

01.06.2018

         

Telecom Operator (x1)

27.06.2019

KwaZulu-Natal Division (Pietermaritzburg)

6

6

0

2

Court Interpreter Principal (x1)

01.12.2018

         

Data Capturer (x1)

01.08.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x1)

01.03.2019

         

Registrar (x1)

10.12.2018

         

Senior Court Interpreter (x2)

01.06.2019

           

01.08.2019

KwaZulu-Natal Local Division (Durban)

11

11

0

 

Administration Clerk (x2)

01.03.2019

           

01.08.2019

         

Law Researcher (x1)

31.12.2018

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x3)

31.03.2019

           

01.01.2019

           

25.02.2019

         

Senior Court Interpreter (x1)

01.01.2019

         

Typist (x1)

30.04.2019

         

Usher Messenger ii (x3)

31.01.2019

           

01.02.2019

           

11.02.2019

Labour Court

13

13

0

4

Administration Clerk (x3)

01.08.2019

           

01.02.2019

           

11.02.2019

         

Deputy Director: Administration (x1)

01.07.2019

         

Food Service Aid ii (x1)

01.08.2019

         

Judge’s Secretary (x3)

01.03.2019

           

01.03.2019

           

31.01.2019

         

Usher/Messenger (x1)

01.03.2019

         

Registrar (x2)

01.12.2018

           

18.06.2019

         

Registrar’s Clerk (x2)

31.03.2019

           

31.05.2019

Total

130

130

0

21

130

 

 

17 October 2019 - NW195

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

a) What number of the electrical substations within the boundaries of the City of Ekurhuleni did not meet International Electrotechnical Commission minimum safety specifications including (i) switchgear and (ii) circuit breakers; and b) (i) what aspects of the minimum safety specifications did the specified substations not meet in each case, (ii) where is each substation located and (iii) what voltage does each substation provide?

Reply:

The Department received the question, reviewed its contents against its mandate and has determined that the most appropriate respondent should be the City of Ekurhuleni.

17 October 2019 - NW976

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(I) With reference to his statement made on 10 July 2019 during his department's Budget Vote, what are the details of the other methodologies besides fracturing that his department is going to focus on to access shale gas in the Karoo; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) The Department is still conducting research on the different methodologies.

(2) No

DDG: Mineral Policy and Promotion
Ms N Ngcwabe
Date: 26/09/2019
 

Recommended

Advocate T Mokoena
Director General: Department of Mineral Resources
Date: 30/09/2019

Approved

Mr SG Mantashe
Minister of Mineral Resources
Date: 15/10/2019

17 October 2019 - NW874

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What is the current status of the investigation by the Special Investigating Unit into the R3,5 billion bulk water supply tender to address the water situation in Giyani, Limpopo, and (b) by what date does he expect the (i) specified investigation to be concluded and (ii) findings of the investigation to be made public?

Reply:

a) I am informed by the Special Investigating Unit Head that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has presented an Interim Report to the Presidency on 31 October 2018 setting out the findings thus far in relation to Proclamation No. R22 of 2016. The SIU has also already taken civil action against the service providers, per Notice of Motion. The Application was issued on 26 November 2018 out of the Limpopo Division of the High Court, Polokwane. The SIU is seeking to have the appointment of LTE Consulting (Pty) Ltd and contract awarded, declared unlawful and invalid ab initio, and set aside by a court of law.

Furthermore, the SIU is seeking that the court grants an order which is just and equitable. The value of the contract is approximately R2,5 billion. The litigation is ongoing.

In addition to the civil action taken by the SIU, the SIU has also referred evidence in two criminal matters to the National Prosecuting Authority against two officials at the Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) Agency. Disciplinary referrals in respect of these two officials were also handed to the then Chairperson of the LNW Board. A further outcome was the referral of evidence to the Construction and Industry Development Board (CIDB) relating to a contravention of the CIDB Act.

b) (i) The SIU is conducting a value for money investigation which is ongoing. In addition to this, the scope of the SIU's investigation has been increased by the extension of the proclamation to include further allegations of maladministration and corruption related to this tender.

(ii) The SIU will, in terms of its legislation, present its findings to the President in the final Presidential Report. It will then be the President's discretion to make a decision whether to or not release the report.

17 October 2019 - NW782

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) his department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to him in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) his department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to him went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by his department and state-owned entities reporting to him went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has spent as follows on media buying, both for communications and recruitment purposes:

(aa) 2016/17: R16 698 783.73

(bb) 2017/18: R13 810 961.04; and

(cc) 2018/19: R13 551 618.69

2. (a) The Department did not procure any outdoor advertising.

A. Entities

1. Legal Aid South Africa

1. Legal Aid SA has spent as follows in relation to advertising:

(aa) 2016-2017: R5 161 672.00;

(bb) 2017-2018: R4 770 938.00; and

(cc) 2018-2019: R3 300 647.00

2. Legal Aid South Africa spent on the following black-owned media companies (in black-owned companies, we considered only B-BBEE Level 1 contributors)

a) (i)

Company

Amount for three financial years

2016/17 - 2017/18

2016/17

2017/18

2017/18

South African Broadcast Corporation

R4 014 859.00

R935 404.00

R1 189 134.00

R1 890 321.00

Vuk’uzenzele (GCIS newspaper)

R46 153.00

R46 154.00

   

Page 82

R48 271.00

R48 271.00

   

Primedia Outdoor

R 887 346.00

R471 242.00

R363 204.00

R52 900.00

JC Decaux

R76 926.00

R76 926.00

   

Thabo Mphelo Films

R17 000.00

R17 000.00

   

VK Branding

R82 500.00

 

R82 500.00

 

Primedia Broadcast

R194 29.00

   

R194 299.00

Total

R5 367 355.00

R1 594 997.00

R1 634 838.00

R2 137 520.00

a) (ii) The table below provides the total amount spent on outdoor advertising:

 

Financial Year

Amount spent on outdoor advertising (Overall)

Amount spent on outdoor advertising

(Black-Owned Media)

(aa)

2016/17

R587 913.00

R519 513.00

(bb)

2017/18

R1 331 713.00

R440 130.00

(cc)

2018/19

R1 471 769.00

R101 170.00

B. Special Investigating Unit (SIU)

1. Please see the summary of information below in respect to the total amount spent on advertising by the SIU:

(a) (ii) (aa) 2016-17 – R 329’886.00

(bb) 2017-18: R228’476.00

(cc) 2018-19: R729’009.00

2. Total amount of the total expenditure incurred by the SIU went to each specified black-owned media company as tabulated below:

ii) The SIU does not do any outdoor advertising.

C. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)

1. (a) The breakdown per year for advertising by the NPA is as follows:

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Advert: Marketing

R627 000.00

-

R34 431.00

Advert: Tenders

R776.96

R250.00

 

Total

R627 776.96

R250.00

R34 431.00

2. The table below provides the supplier details of all payments, however there was no spend on outdoor advertising:

Financial Year

Supplier details

Amount

BEE Level

At Least 51% Black Owned

At Least 51% Black Woman Owned

At Least 51% Black Youth Owned

2016/17

GCIS

R627 000.00

Government Department

2016/17

Government Printing Works

R776.96

Government Department

2017/18

Government Printing Works

R250.00

Government Department

2018/19

African Directory Service

R34 431.00

1

Yes

No

No

Total

R662 457.96

       

1.(a)(i) The Office of the Chief Justice spent the below amounts on advertising in the following financial years:

  1. (aa) R1 066 871 in the 2016/17 financial year;
  2. (bb) R1 702 403 in the 2017/18 financial year; and
  3. (cc) R1 724 150 in the 2018/19 financial year.

2. (a)(i) The Office of the Chief Justice (i) spent the amounts listed below to companies owned by previously disadvantaged individuals (Black, Coloured and Indian) as follows:

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

No

Previously Disadvantaged Companies

Amount

Previously Disadvantaged Companies

Amount

Previously Disadvantaged Companies

Amount

1

Basadzi Personnel CC

(Advert Recruitment)

R94 017.09

Amcomms The-Can-Do Company

(Advert Recruitment)

R152 152.20

Basadzi Media

(Advert Recruitment) & (Advert Tenders)

R208 612.31

2

Harriet Dimakatso Multimedia

(Advert Recruitment)

R41 372.43

Basadzi Media

(Advert Recruitment) & (Advert Tenders)

R29 464.84

Hermes Communications Solutions

(Advert Recruitment)

R20 645.15

3

Letsatsi Konnexion Centre

(Advert Promotional Items)

R 92 000.00

Hermes Communications Solutions

(Advert Recruitment)

R52 488.79

Kone Staffing Solutions

(Advert Recruitment)

R155 230.91

4

Magauta Recruitment & Placement

(Advert Tenders)

R13 520.40

Indaba Global Travel

(Advert Promotional Items)

R81 106.18

Magauta Recruitment and Placement

(Advert Recruitment)

R123 744.60

5

Pagliari

(Advert Promotional Items)

R36 519.90

Jackstar Traders

(Advert Recruitment)

R84 896.02

Moshate Media

(Advert Recruitment)

R328 426.47

6

SPS Advertising and Marketing

(Advert Promotional Items)

R182 216.46

KNTE (PTY) (LTD)

(Advert Promotional Items)

R57 548.00

Seriti Printing Digital

(Advert Promotional Items)

R6 848.22

7

Human Communications

(Advert Recruitment)

R30 408.73

Kone Staffing Solutions

(Advert Recruitment)

R80 798.64

SPS Advertising and Marketing

(Advert Promotional Items)

R55 165.50

8

Leopard Rock Office Supplies

(Advert Promotional Items)

R348 344.96

Magauta Recruitment and Placement

(Advert Recruitment) & (Advert Marketing)

R193 594.80

Core Marketing Solutions

(Advert Promotional Items)

R283 974.68

9

Madiba Promotions

(Advert Boards)

R8 977.50

Phaahlana-Mahlako Media Printing

(Advert Promotional Items)

R181 490.40

Human Communications

(Advert Recruitment) & (Advert Tenders)

R74 455.43

10

M R G Graphics

(Advert Marketing)

R81 777.44

African Directory Services

(Advert Promotional Items)

R11 397.15

Madiba Promotions

(Advert Promotional Items)

R272 688.00

11

   

Human Communications

(Advert Recruitment)

R34 992.43

Seriti Printing Digital

(Advert Promotional Items)

R7 127.73

12

   

Shaneal Distributors

(Advert Promotional Items)

R1 500.00

Jetline Midrand

(Advert Promotional Items)

R20 261.88

13

   

Highbury Media

(Advert Marketing)

R3 418.86

   

14

   

Kaqala Media

(Advert Marketing)

R71 250.00

   

Total

10

R1 066 871

14

R1 702 403

12

R1 724 150

(2) (a)(ii) The Office of the Chief Justice did not procure outdoor advertising during the specified financial years, therefore, question 2 (c) will not be applicable.

17 October 2019 - NW904

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

With reference to his reply to question 3072 on 22 January 2019, what are the details of the findings and recommendations of each forensic investigation and specialised performance audit listed in the reply?

Reply:

With reference to the list of forensic investigations and specialised performance audits, as listed on ANNEXURE A of Question No. 3072, Below is the response:

i. The details of the findings and recommendations are contained in the detailed reports submitted to the respective department, municipality, entity or law enforcement agent, if requested.

ii. National Treasury is an agent and not the owner of the reports. Therefore, the respective organ of state, as reflected in Annexure A of Question No. 3072 should be responsible for responding to the question posed.

17 October 2019 - NW190

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

With reference to the reply of the former Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to question 3097 on 15 November 2018, what is the status of CAS 133/10/2015 opened at the Orlando Police Station since its submission for prosecution in July 2018; 2) whether any arrests have been made to date; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3) whether a certain person (details furnished) has been found to have interfered in any way with the investigation into the specified case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; 4) whether the complainant has been informed of the status of the investigation into the specified case; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The docket was re-submitted to the prosecution on 28 October 2018 with investigations still outstanding. A supplementary docket which was opened in November 2018, is seemingly a counter charge relating to an instance of alleged fraud. The new Investigating Officer assigned to the case has advised the Chief Prosecutor that there is a corruption docket opened, but this has not yet been submitted.
  2. No arrests have been made, as the matter is still under investigation.
  3. The Chief Prosecutor is not in a position to respond on the allegation of interference against the station commander of Orlando Police Station as she has not had sight of the corruption docket.
  4. The matter is still being investigated by Investigating Officer at the South African Police Service and they are responsible for liaising with the complainant and provide status updates on the matter. It is therefore recommended that the Honourable Member approach the Minister of Police in this Regard.

17 October 2019 - NW883

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether, with reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 3669 on 11 December 2018, the backlog in the Pretoria offices of the Master of the High Court has been cleared; if not, (a) why not, and (b) by what date is it expected to be cleared; 2) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1(a) Currently, the Office of the Master of the High Court, Pretoria has a backlog in respect of Trusts. The reason is that since January 2019, it has been ascertained that 45 000 Trust files are missing. This has been caused by a storm that occurred when the files were still stored at Docufile and the roof of the facility was blown off which left many files being destroyed. The office, after removal of the files to Metrofile, has established a new database, and after diligent searches in the office, has now indicated that approximately 45 000 files are unaccounted for. This has also led to a backlog as dummy files need to be opened. However, this is exacerbated by the fact that before 2013, files were not kept on an automated system and clients do not have copies of all documents to open dummy files.

(b) The office, together with stakeholders, is trying their utmost best to address this backlog, and will be working overtime in the next three (3) months.

2. No.

17 October 2019 - NW1020

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether any mining, prospecting and exploration rights have (a) been issued and/or (b) applied for in Ward 1 in the Emfuleni Local Municipality; if so, in each case, what (i) are the details of the right granted and applied for in terms of the (aa) location, (bb) mineral sought and (cc) applicant's details, (ii) is the current status of the application if a right has not yet been granted and (iii) public participation process was followed?

Reply:

(a) Yes, 9 Mining Rights issued and 5 Prospecting Rights issued in Emfuleni Local Municipality.

(b) Other rights applied for and their details as per the other questions follows in the table below:

17 October 2019 - NW831

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Lorimer, Ms K to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What number of convictions have been secured for the (i) poaching of and (ii) illegal use of wildlife in each month since 1 September 2016, (b) what are the details of the convictions and (c) in which magisterial division was each conviction secured?

Reply:

a) (i) The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) monitors and records prosecutions on

cases relating to the killing or attempted killing or injuring of a rhino in order to dehorn it, the possession, transportation, dealing in (trading) and importing or exporting of rhino horn without a legitimate permit. This also includes all incidents where the accused are found to be trespassing where rhinos are being kept whilst being in possession of any instrument capable of removing a horn, under circumstances where the only reasonable inference to be drawn is the death or injury of the rhino, in order to obtain its horn.

(ii) The NPA does not record statistics on illegal use of wildlife.

The table below contains information regarding the convictions over the specified period. A total of 199 convictions were secured from 210 verdict cases, representing a conviction rate of 94.8%. A total of 314 accused were convicted.

FINANCIAL YEAR

RHINO CONVICTED CASES

RHINO ACQUITTED CASES

TOTAL VERDICT CASES

CONVICTION RATE

CONVICTED ACCUSED

2016/17

26

1

27

96,3%

39

2017/18

95

7

102

93,1%

153

2018/19

62

3

65

95,4%

97

2019/20

16

0

16

100,0%

25

Grand Total

199

11

210

94,8%

314

b) More details of the 199 convictions are not readily available apart from the fact that 314 accused were involved in the 199 cases and convicted during this reporting period.

c) The convictions were obtained in the divisions set out below with the majority (101) being secured in the Mpumalanga Division.

DIVISION

RHINO CONVICTED CASES

RHINO ACQUITTED CASES

VERDICT CASES

CONVICTION RATE

CONVICTED ACCUSED

Eastern Cape Division

1

0

1

100,0%

3

Eastern Cape Division - Mthatha

0

0

0

0.0%

0

Free State Division

1

0

1

100,0%

1

Gauteng Division: Provincial

8

2

10

80,0%

14

Gauteng Local Division

22

2

24

91,7%

34

Kwa-Zulu Natal Division

17

2

19

89,5%

25

Limpopo Division

31

1

32

96,9%

49

Mpumalanga Division

101

0

101

100,0%

160

Northern Cape Division

1

1

2

50,0%

0

North West Division

14

3

17

82,4%

25

Western Cape Division

3

0

3

100,0%

3

Grand

199

11

210

94,8%

314

17 October 2019 - NW634

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether a certain person (details furnished) is an employee of the department at Mqanduli Correctional Centre or Bizana Correctional Centre; if so, in each case, (a) has he received an employment letter, (b) was he promoted from general nurse to clinical nurse, (c) was his salary adjusted to reflect this promotion and (d) has he been receiving payslips?

Reply:

Yes the mentioned person is an employee of the department at Mqanduli Correctional Centre at Mthata Management Area.

a) Yes.

b) Yes.

c) Yes.

d) No.

17 October 2019 - NW988

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) Whether, with reference to the fact that Eskom cannot comply with the minimum standard of emissions as it is too costly, his department looked at other resources for generating energy for instance solar and wind; if not; why not; (2) What is the possibility of doing a feasibility study on both solar and wind by looking at the cost as well as employment opportunities? NW2140E

Reply:

(1) Yes, Eskom's compliance with the minimum emissions standards (MES) is currently being monitored by the Department of Environmental Affairs. The draft IRP 2019 explored scenarios wherein through the energy mix, we reduce the aggregate emissions profile of South Africa's energy generation sector. In order to mitigate against high emissions, provision is made for other technologies to meet the supply/demand gap, taking into account the technical and economical characteristics of each technology.

(2) An analysis has already been done based on the IRP Update. Job creations is one of the objectives under the IRP Update process

17 October 2019 - NW948

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Lorimer, Ms K to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What number of vacancies currently exist at the Master of the High Court in Johannesburg, (b) which positions are vacant and (c) how long has each position been vacant; 2) whether the Master of the High Court uses a biometric system to clock working hours of the staff; if not, why not; if so, is the system operational; 3) what are the daily working hours of the staff of the Master of the High Court; 4) (a) what number of (i) files did the Master of the High Court lose in each of the past five years and since 1 January 2019 and (ii) dummy files are currently open and (b) why are all files not tracked manually and/or electronically; 5) What number of staff members of the Master of the High Court (a) faced disciplinary action for non-performance in each of the past five years and since 1 January 2019 and (b) have been dismissed as a consequence?

Reply:

1) (a) The number of vacant posts which exist in the office of the Master in Johannesburg is 3.

(b) The following positions are vacant: 1 x Librarian post; 1 x Estate Controller post and 1 x Senior Provisioning Administration Officer post.

(c) These positions have been vacant as follows:

Librarian post since 1 April 2019;

Estate Controller since 1 May 2019; and

Senior Provisioning Administration Officer since 1 May 2019. All 3 (three) posts have been advertised and are in the process of being filled.

2. The Master, Johannesburg had a biometric system in place to clock working hours, however the system has not been operational for the past 3 years due to the fact that when it was installed, it was running on the network and the office was advised by the Department’s IT division to remove it from the network system as it was affecting the network speed.

For the system to operate functionally, it is necessary to install a separate CPU. This is however costly and budget constraints do now allow for it in the current financial environment. The office has started the process of procuring a new system which will be able to carry the office capacity and it budget allows, it will be installed in the 2020/2021 financial year.

3. The daily working hours for the office of the Master of the High Court Johannesburg is 07h45 to 16h15. However, the office assists members of the public until 13h00 in order for the office to attend to processing clients who are still waiting to be attended to, and to allow the office to perform other administrative duties such as attending to new correspondence, filing, drawing of posts and the examination of liquidation and distribution accounts. These activities cannot be attended to during the day and during the time officials have to attend to the clients or members of the public.

However, no client is sent away if urgent assistance is needed after 13h00.

4. The Master of the High Court Johannesburg does not keep record of the number of files that have gone lost for the past five years, nor of the dummy files opened. Each section decides how best it can dispose of the matter when a file cannot be located for a period of not less than two weeks and depending on the urgency of the matter. However, ordinarily the office does not encourage the opening of dummy files unnecessarily. The manual system of tracking files in the office has proved to be inadequate and during the period 2010/2011, the office investigated the possibility of introducing an electronic system of tracking the files, but this was costly to implement. The office has once again embarked on keeping proper manual registers.

5. There is no official in the office of the Master of the High Court, Johannesburg which has (a) faced disciplinary action for non-performance in each of the past five years and since 01 January 2019 (b) nor is there anyone who has been dismissed as a consequence thereof.

17 October 2019 - NW1049

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1) what progress has been made to give effect to the Constitutional Court ruling which ordered an amendment to section 136 (1) of the Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998, to allow a parole period for inmates to start from the day of the commission of a crime instead of the date of sentencing. (2)whether the amendment will meet the deadline given that there are only 18 months left to comply with the ruling of the court?

Reply:

1. A process to consider qualifying offenders for possible placement on parole in line with the Phaahla judgement was initiated in June 2019. Offenders who qualify are identified and prepared for consideration ensuring that their consideration date is advanced according to different categories of sentences.

The policy provides that all offenders are subjected to the necessary interventions and rehabilitation programmes in line with their Correctional Sentence Plan (CSP). Qualifying offenders will be considered when they become due for consideration for placement, as not all of them qualify immediately and at the same time.

2. It must be noted that the judgement does not state as indicated in paragraph (1) of the question, in fact the judgement says the parole regime applicable at the time of commissioning the offence shall be applicable to determine when an offender shall become eligible for the first time to be considered for placement on parole. The process of amending section 136 (1) of the Correctional Services Act of 111 of 1998 has been initiated and the department will do its utmost to comply with deadline.

17 October 2019 - NW38

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(a) What number of miners (i) Jost their lives and (ii) were injured in mines in the Republic in 2018(b) at which mine did each incident occur and (c) what amount in remuneration was paid to each miner or their family?

Reply:

As of the 261h June 2019

(a) (i) 81 miners lost their lives in the Republic of South Africa in 2018.

(ii) 2448 miners were injured in the Republic of South Africa in 2018

Find here: DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOUCES Accident report Mines from 2018/01/01 to 2018/12/31

17 October 2019 - NW746

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his department hosted any event and/or function related to its 2019 Budget Vote debate; if so, (a) where was each event held, (b) what was the total cost of each event and (c) what is the name of each person who was invited to attend each event as a guest; (2) whether any gifts were distributed to guests attending any of the events; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the gifts distributed and (b) who sponsored the gifts?

Reply:

The Department of of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) has informed me as follows:

1. The DoJ&CD did not host any event/function during its 2019 Budget Vote debate. However, it only arranged a holding area to accommodate guests who arrived before the tabling of the Budget Vote.

(a) The holding area was arranged within the Parliament Precinct (Palm Court, Marks Building Restaurant)

(b) The total cost of refreshments for the holding area was R4 400.00

(c) The guest list with names of invited stakeholders is attached as Annexure A, on this regards not all the guest on the list attended.

2. There were no gifts distributed to the guests.

3. The Department of Correctional Services did not host any event in relation to 2019 Budget Vote Debate.